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Blender


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About Blender

Ultra-realistic rendering system that includes GPU & CPU rendering, modeling, video editor, sculpting, simulations, and more.


Blender Features

  • 2D games
  • 3D Games
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • IT Asset Management
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Physics Simulation
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D Video Editing
  • Audio Tools
  • Brand Overlay
  • Collaboration
  • Media Library
  • Social Sharing
  • Speed Adjustment
  • Split / Merge
  • Supports HD Resolution
  • Text Overlay
  • Video Capture
  • Video Stabilization

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Powerful open source 3-D graphics software and editor that rivals commercially available tools

Aug 31, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
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Pros: Blender is used by professionals around the world. Because it is open source and has such wide usage and effort behind its development, it is very unlikely that Blender will ever fade away. Using Blender for your projects ensures long-term access to your files and you'll accumulate skills that will be useful well into the future.

I used Blender only for video editing so I cannot comment on its other features.

Strong video editing capabilities - it is relatively easy to import footage and to make basic cuts, move footage, and add basic fades and transitions.

To simplify the import of video clips, install the Kinoraw Tools addon.

It offers a good way to import media clips through the file browser. The Kinoraw tool will allow you to import all files in the browser, or

This plugin adds features that allow the user to select large numbers of small clips and snap the selection to a designated clip. It also allows selection by type of clip so its easy to grab all of the sound clips to export to an audio editor. The plugin also includes an "inverse" selector to select everything except the currently selected clip. The Kinoraw tool also includes a convenient fade-in fade-out tool accessible in the Strip menu option

Cons: After reading and watching many tutorials on using Blender for video editing, I hoped to rely on Blender exclusively for video creation.

While Blender indeed offers powerful video editing features, the average person will not find it easy to use.

Blender cannot automatically detect resolution and frame rates so if you have video from different cameras and wish to edit these different resolutions files in the timeline in Blender, you will encounter numerous problems. Software should be able to detect these various settings automatically and make necessary adjustments or at the very least, warn the user that the clips are incompatible and guide the user through various fixes.

There were too many other problems with trying to edit a 2 hour film and I eventually gave up and moved to the open-source video editor Kdenlive.

Regardless of my experience, many users in fact rely on Blender for video editing and enjoy the process. Maybe you will find it to be the best tool for you.

Overall: Overall, Blender is a very powerful tool, that can be used for video editing. However, because it is designed to be a 3-D graphics tool which also has video capabilities, it is not the easiest tool to use. I continue to remain intrigued by Blender and in a year or two will revisit it's video editing workflow.

It is my Go-To software to do any complex graphics and animation work.

Jul 12, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've used Blender for over 8 years now, and it has rarely failed me. Being the jack of all trades, it not only possesses quick modelling and animation tools, but it also has a powerful shader system as well as the ability to sculpt. It can even be enhanced to limitless degrees with add-ons, and recently there has even been the Armory3D Engine that can help create games with it. I also rarely find myself having to rely on any external video editor because Blender's internal VSE often gets the job done for me, even though it can take some time to know one's way around it. Plus, I'm in love with Blender's modular interface, allowing me to customize it depending on my situations as I see fit.

Cons: Sadly, despite the modularity of the interface, it can feel a bit cluttered and confusing to get around at times (an issue which will likely be fixed by the time version 2.8 comes around), and due to its unconventional way of handling things, it can be a little harder to learn. Also, because it's a jack of all trades, one may expect it to be a master of none, which can be plain to see while sculpting, being not as powerful as ZBrush nor as stable when handling heavy meshes. Its compositing, too, while a welcome addition to quickly customize one's render, can feel very unintuitive at times. There's also very limited and imprecise means to control image sequences as texture option which often bothers me, but the fact that it even has that feature to begin with is something I that makes me turn a blind eye to this last point.

Overall: This is one of the core softwares that I use, being cost effective (that is, "Free") as well as powerful in a single package! Not only do I save a lot of money by sticking to this I also make significantly more without having to rely or specialized software just to get the job done. My workflow has also improved, and I'm able to quickly create prototypes, edits and complete works of art with a single tool.

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The best rendering system in the market

Dec 15, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: This software allows modeling in 3D images and sculpting them thanks to the fact that it has many easy-to-use tools and functions; it also allows making animations and videos. It has a modular interface and in reality it is not very complicated to learn how to use the tools, it only takes a small tutorial to get familiar and take the first steps if you are a beginner. It also allows infinite possibilities when it comes to modeling people, characters, etc. Thanks to the wide variety of tools and functions that it has and best of all, it is an open source application and therefore you will have many more benefits compared to similar programs.

Cons: Although Blender is a free software has not presented many problems in the years that I have been using it, there are only a few things that can improve for example the interface is not as refined as some payment programs, it is also advisable to use it on computers that have enough memory available since otherwise the process of use may be slow or some functions may fail. Actually it works very well compared to other free software.

Overall: For two years I have been using this program to make 3D animation. It works perfectly and it requires a lot of knowledge and practice to get the most out of the functionalities that this software offers. I love the community and it is interesting to exchange ideas and help other members to solve problems and doubts they may have regarding the program. I have started in the world of 3D animation with this software and I have learned a lot on my own.

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One of the best free 3D modeling softwares in the world today

Sep 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: The thing I like most if the ease of use after fully understanding what everything does. It looks intimidating and complicated if you're a new user of blender, but after looking at a few tutorials of what you want to do in it, whether it be animation, character modeling, prop modeling, whatever it may be, it becomes easier to do and to understand. You do have to learn a little bit on your own, but as far as I have been using it, since 2015, I haven't ran into anything I can't do without a little bit of googling.

Cons: The thing I liked least about this software when starting out was, as I said in the pros, it is intimidating to look at when being a new user of the software. It stressed me out when I didn't know where to begin, however, this was easy to get over with some googling and a little bit of tutorials that didn't cost me a lot of time, for a big payout after I learned the software.

Overall: This is the 3D modeling program I use. I use it with a texturing software and a rendering software and sell my 3D models I make with it. It has helped me grow my business of making 3D props for game developers.

Blender is a superb starting point for any artist to learn 3D modeling and animation

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a glimpse of what creative people can do when they really care and work together. This software is free, which is amazing considering the incredible power it unleashes for the user. That is, by far, the greatest positive aspect of Blender. Using it involves no risk, no cost, and minimal commitment (no need to register a license).

Yet, despite being free, Blender is incredible. Blender is nearly as capable as any competing products, yet receives so many updates, and so frequently, that the race for feature parity moves along at a break neck speed. So, even if it is not as polished as Autodesk or Maxon software, it's always getting better.

It also cannot be understated how valuable the user community is. Any new feature, change, or patch that is issued has tons of forum posts, video tutorials, and feedback. If a new user has a question about anything, it is almost guaranteed that someone else has asked the same thing and made a guide.

In short, Blender is free, powerful, and has an awesome community.

Cons: The learning curve for Blender is pretty high, especially for those new to 3d modeling and animation. Because Blender is open source, it is not as slick or smooth as competing products, but that's only a problem if you have used other software.

It can also be difficult to achieve completely stable/balanced performance out of Blender without a pretty powerful computer. That said, this just comes with the territory. 3D animation is computationally taxing.

It's difficult to complain about free software that already does so much.

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Amazing, free and powerful!

Sep 26, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Blender is very versatile software, that can be used for animation, video editing/filmmaking, videogames development and 3D modeling in general. It is capable of something soft and cute as Toy Story, but also able to do something sleek as a CGI realistic Hollywood scene such as the ones seen in Deadpool.

Is as poweful as the competing alternatives and completely open source, does not require a high-spec machine to work with proper stability (Although this might vary depending on the size of the files you are working with).

There are many free resources available such as tutorials, pre-made models and plugins that enhance the learning experience.

Even though it is full of complexities, the user interface is very user-friendly.

Cons: Even though Blender is able to achieve industry standards results, these outcomes require an extra effort compared to other alternatives, other applications are able to accomplish smoothness in an almost automated way thanks to some filtering tools that Blender lacks, this has highly improved in the latest versions, but is still not as efficient as I would like.

Blender's Community is amazing, but they lack a proper Customer Support alternative that some competing products might have. (This is a very common issue with Open Source softwares).

Overall: With Blender I explored the world of 3D animation that I always wanted to. You do not need to be an expert to get a grasp on it, there is plenty material online to learn the basics and improve from there. I have already tried other applications and I can tell that Blender is a great option to start in this field.

Can be better,but this is a free product anyways.

Dec 07, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Blender provides me with all the features I expect to see in a commercial 3D modeling program,and the best part is that I get to use Blender for free.

I like that while using Blender,I am able to navigate its weak points by relying on third party extensions.I like that Blender is based on hotkeys ,and while this may be difficult to memorize at first ; it becomes very useful on the long run for performing complex operations faster.

I like the ability Blender provides me to manage multiple windows at the same time.This has served me well whenever I have needed to project a 2D to a 3D model surface for texture mapping purposes.

Cons: Blender is overly reliant on Hotkeys ,as accomplishing any action with the use of my mouse takes several clicks for every action and this easily becomes a problem ,when I need to execute operations like "subdivide" for which there are no hotkeys.

Overall: I use Blender for creating 3D assets and polygonal models for video game projects.

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The best tool for rendering and modeling

Oct 23, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Modular, customizable interface: you can transform your project's interface in all kinds of ways, by creating and swapping workspaces on the go. The shortcut system is great, allowing to remove useless menus and do everything through a keyboard. The Material editor is simply amazing, giving you a lot of control. Modifiers allow to preview all effects without actually applying them, making things easier and easier. The program is also completely free and regularly updated. The rendering process is pretty straightforward, while leaving room for more experienced users to experiment even more.

Cons: The entire shortcut system, although great, might be disorienting for most inexperienced users.

Sculpting a model and trying to keep it as low-poly as possible might prove harder than in other tools, due to how the program reacts to user inputs.

Overall: I have been using Blender as my first 3D modeling/rendering software, which initially caused me some trouble. After a while, I learned how easy and practical the entire shortcut system is: fast, reliable, and accurate. I used the tool just to practice and create very basic stuff, and the sheer amount of possibilities amazed me. I switched over to different software, but I still think at Blender as the best possible choice, being it both free and extremely advanced.

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Best program to learn 3D animation for

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is amazing. Its so well designed and has a lot of features and versatility. It literally can do everything and is super amazing to learn 3D on. Its easy to use and helps break down 3D animation into separate parts to make learning easy and fun.

Cons: It has TOO much freedom. Blender can do anything and is open source, which means every month there is a spew of new features you will never use and not care about. Its a multitool, I think it succeeds best in its animation, being up there with even Maya in terms of usability, but it just falls short on all its other features.

Overall: I used Blender to teach students animation and it was honestly the best experience. Its so easy to learn that students from the age as early as 7 were able to learn and thrive.

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Free, Supported and So Many Tutorials!

Dec 18, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: The absolute best part of Blender is that it is 100 % free, and that it is so well supported throughout the 3D Community. It has always been so easy to find tutorials for specific things that I am trying to do. I like the fact that it is open source, which really means that the community has a say in how the software is developed and the features that are added. In addition to this, the massive library of add-ons makes Blender a powerful package that competes with the best paid packages.

Cons: Blender, when first getting to know it, is a really complicated interface to figure out for someone not from a graphical design and rendering background. It is difficult to teach yourself the software without going through quite a few online tutorials to figure the workflow out.

Overall: Blender made my life so much easier in using the package to create detailed 3D renderings and motion graphics for my company. I was able to do exactly what I had envisioned without having to pay for a design package that had all the features known to man, but then only using such a small part of it.

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Almost perfect for the 3d design world

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: ery complete, contains the fundamental tools and commands to model in 3d without problems from simple forms to very complex forms, I have been satisfied with its tool panel and also has support from its developers when you present errors or problems, it is a software with a very active design community.

Cons: It lacks some important technical factors for modeling, to be precise it will take some time if the project you are developing is a mechanical piece or an object with well-defined curved dimensions and dimensions which will make the technical work take longer than expected .

Overall: A very well developed program, a software that improves continuously and with a community that participates in its development and improvements, very important to emphasize that it is free and that it is ideal to start in the world of 3d getting really surprising results since it is very complete.

Even someone as bad as I am was able to make a decent-looking character.

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I had no experience in any sort of modeling or animation, but Blender felt welcoming from the get-go. I have now familiarized myself with it, and have gotten pretty good, so I'd say that is a testament to how good the program is. Also, it's free to try out, so why not give it a go if you're wondering if it's worth it?

Cons: Most of the cons I could pick at should be taken in reference to the free nature of Blender. As I've grown my knowledge of design, I've noticed a lot of UI issues and functionality. For example, a program like Maya has so many integrated parts to work on each little feature, that the Jack-of-all-trades Blender doesn't measure up to.

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The most robust piece of software for pretty much anything

Dec 05, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Blender can make your dreams come true. I find I use it for pretty much everything nowadays. It's 3D application is obvious and I use it for that often, but it also has so many other features that I can't stop using. I love the compositor which I use to edit film & images. It can even be used to draw and export vector artwork.

Cons: It does have quite a learning curve, it takes longer than most programs to get used to the unique interface that Blender uses (and invented). However, the complicated, and unique nature of the interface is required for the ease of use of the vast feature set that Blender has.

I've been using Blender for over 5 years, and will continue to use them well into the future

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is an all-in-one 3D modeling application that, in spite that it is freeware, does everything and anything anyone needs to make from basic geometric shapes to intricate Hollywood style special effects. This software can do far more than what I know what to do with it.

Though it is free and open source, it has an extremely large support infrastructure.

I've used Blender to make photorealistic 3D models of our retail packaging for our clients.

I find this to be more visually effective than just a plain photoshopped render. With a 3D model you can show the customer any angle they want top see their product from.

Cons: The one downside, is that it has so many features that I have yet to learn them all. Which in all fairness is no fault of the application.

Overall: The fact that if one was going to buy off the shelf software to do the same things one can do with this one application, one would have to buy a multitude if different applications, all of which run anywhere.

Capterra loader

Blender is one of the best!

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: Blender gives independent or hobbyist animators the ability to achieve what huge studios pay thousands to pull off. It's evolved into a real competitor for some of the more commercial software out there. I've yet to find anything the other guys can do that Blender can't.

Cons: All 3D modelling software has a fairly steep learning curve and Blender is no different. The software really can be faulted for that though. It's the nature of 3D modelling/animation on a 2D surface. Can't really get around complexity there.

Overall: I've dabbled in animation and game design since I was a kid. When I first learned of Blender, it was too limited compared to the alternatives for me to even bother with. I love how quickly it's completely changed it's standing in the 3D software community. Now, I use this for designing the occasional graphic for a website or animation for a promotional video.

My most recent use was to model a replacement part for my dishwasher to be 3D printed! It turned out perfectly and saved me a great deal of money. I never even look at the competing software anymore. Blender is where it's at.

An immensely capable program with a learning curve

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I have used Blender to edit and create basic 3d models for 3d printing and have had a great experience using it. It is easy to use and anything I don't know how to do is easy to learn with a simple search.

Blender is incredibly powerful and can be used for many different projects, such as polygon editing, 3d sculpting, rigging, 3d animation, video VFX, and even an integrated game engine. Because of how popular Blender is, there is an incredible amount of helpful users, tutorials, and plugins that will make learning blender even easier.

Cons: The learning curve of blender can be daunting for some, especially with how many different functions the program has compared to more specialized offerings. Other offerings, both free and commercial, have more specialized tools that expedite certain workflows. while

Due to being open-source, there is no direct traditional support system you would get from a commercially supported and developed program. Other programs like Maya and 3ds Max also see more professional use, making learning Blender less practical if you are in the industry.

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Most feature filled free app I have ever seen

Nov 23, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: If you want to make something, you can probably make it with Blender. 3d models, 2d scenes & characters, films, photos -- you name it, you can make it. Think Cinema4d or Autodesk and Adobe mashed into one, but free. If someone is starting out in the video game or film industry and asking about programs to try out. I always tell them to try Blender.

Cons: SO feature packed, it can be very hard to use. There are certain hotkeys that won't make sense, until you understand the constrictions that must be inherent within an app that is able to do so much. Animating 3d can be essentially time-consuming and frustrating top new users. A few classes or videos on this can remedy this situation -- I believe the creators of Blender provide these for users as well.

Overall: Amazing. Blender was the first thing I ever create 3d models in -- it was the only thing I could use, since it was free I was broke! I have since moved onto more specialized softwares, like Zbrush and Mudbox... But Blender will always have a place on my hard drive.

Full-featured 3D editing and rendering software with a steep learning curve

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: First of all, it must be noted that Blender is a *free* and open-source 3D editing software. This makes it a must-have for anyone trying to create, edit, animate and / or render 3D models and scenes.

Each of the major components (modelling, animation, rendering) is full of basic and advanced features. Despite the software's complexity, its user interface does a great job at integrating its different aspects.

The built-in physically-based renderer (Cycles) comes with a powerful graph-based material model editor, which allows tweaking each object's appearance in great detail.

Scripting support in Python for all main features is a great bonus for power users.

Finally, the large community and swath of free online learning resources make it possible to approach this complex software, even as a total beginner.

Cons: The user interface, while very clean in appearance, is not very easy to grasp. Likewise, proficiency in this software requires mastering many keyboard shortcuts and modes. This drawback is alleviated by the quality of online tutorials available for free.

I believe Blender also includes a game engine, although it is likely best to rely on Blender for 3D authoring, and then export assets to specialized software such as Unity.

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The most awesome 3D modelling and rendering software.

Oct 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Ever since I started using blender, modelling could not be easier. It is really friendly and features almost everything that a 3D modeller would need in his work. It has advanced shader functionality, nodes for manipulating almost every aspect of the rendering process, it is lightning fast when it has to render huge scenes with hundreds of ojbects. In many instances Blender does the work way better than other paid industry-standard rendering softwares. It is also free and anyone can download it and use it. If you are an aspiring 3D designer, then I recommend you start off with Blender and explore all of its awesome features and functionalities.

Cons: There aren't a lot of cons really. I have been using the software for almost 3 years now and apart from the occasional crash or the at times really obscure menus, Blender is an awesome program and they are constantly improving.

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With great capabilities for 3d modeling in a surprising way.

Jan 26, 2019
4/5
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2 / 5
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Pros: The 3d animation and modeling capabilities are really efficient, the number of options and tools offered in editing work superbly and they are displayed on the work interface in a timely manner, the results are impeccable and of a very valid and correct professional level, I like that it is a light software and easy to download and install, the help and support service is very well implemented.

Cons: The learning time is very long, it really is a difficult software to manage and learn, its rendering capabilities and realism will be limited if you do not have a team with great graphics and high performance, it is an exclusively professional software.

Overall: His sculpture modeling and special effects generation are very efficient, if you are looking for a high level of performance software with a professional result you will surely be satisfied with the implementation of Blender, you must add a more powerful rendering engine to improve the graphics.

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animates in 3d as a profecional

Jun 26, 2018
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is one of the best animation programs, for me among the first three and I love it because I can use it in any operating system, as well as when I'm rendering, it has options that clean up the noise giving me a higher quality animation and another the best options is the composition that lets me handle the shadows like a professional in a very simple way.

Cons: The program is great and they have incredible potential especially in their render engines depending on the end of the animation, and the program is extremely light for installation. The problem is that when the animation is very complex the render is delayed depending on the potential of the equipment that is being used.

Overall: my experience has been great for two things first in my work I have the ubuntu operating system, in my house I have windows and in the computer of my dad I have mac OS that sometimes lends me when I visited and in all the systems works excellent, second In the foundation where I was asked to learn to animate and they recommended the program I already had an experience with another animation program and with blender it was incredibly easy and super powerful.

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On par with paid products in this field

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Despite the initially less intuitive interface that comes with Blender, thanks to the vast array of documentation and tutorials even someone with little to no experience with 3D Modelling or Animation can pick up Blender and have something developed within a day. This is extremely important for bringing in new users and artists.

A big selling point for power users that use Blender will be the plugins. There are lots that can be turned on immediately from first launch. They present you with an immense amount of power including plugins which help you with your topology to plugins which present you with a library of textures which you can use for your models.

Thanks to the open-source nature of Blender, there are a lot of smart people that help with the development, bringing tons of new features and improvement to the free software. These features, mean that Blender can fight up there with the software that costs thousands without costing the user a single penny.

Cons: The con that stands out for most people right away would be the interface, there are a ton of shortcuts within Blender that will take you months to learn as well as some buttons you may never learn to use.

Free and professional 3D application

Apr 28, 2018
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is leading application in open source platform. I used last 9 years, and perfectly for any type visual companies, Small or larges company. Easy tools and Very user friendly UI.

Cons: No need additional high level configuration computer. Blender work with low level configuration computers. Many tools easy to use because, everyone can edit soure code. update or modify under the blender license. Many popular computer hardware vonder support blender tender and real-time modeling and animations.

Overall: No cost, High level 3D applications

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Best software for Enhanced 3D Modelling with a Better Quality

Jan 06, 2019
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a reliable and flexible tool that can be used free for everyone. This tool provides a mostly completed 3D modeling facilities when comparing to others. Blender is advanced software with advanced features. The GUIs are more attractive, and I love the color themes which they have used. For doing animations it provides timelines to make it live. This tool maintains a better quality of our designs and provides the ability to connect with Unity and make amazing creations especially for game developers. I recommend that Blender is a good software for students to learn 3D modeling from zero to advanced.

Cons: After modeling a heavy 3D design, it takes sometimes a few hours to render. Blender is requiring a higher computational power for rendering as well as for working. For the beginners, they need to follow many tutorials for getting a startup and it requires a lot of time to do that. Unless these issues, I love Blender and this tool is the place where I started 3D modeling.

Fantastic freeware. A bit clunky to use but worth the price

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender has amazing capabilities, and in some cases can do more than paid 3D softwares. Blender is your catch-all for modeling, simulation (fluid, smoke, dynamics, etc.), texturing, sculpting, and rendering. It even has a video editor and node based compositor. The best part about Blender is that it is completely free. In fact, it's open source. Anyone looking to get started in 3D animation, motion graphics, or VFX can easily download blender and get started.

Cons: Despite the incredible capabilities, Blender can be a bit tricky to get started with. The user interface isn't very intuitive and can be much more confusing to learn than other softwares. Fortunately, there are many resources online to learn Blender.

Overall: Blender is a cheap (in fact, free) way for beginners to get started in 3D animation. Although it is not an industry standard, it can help users to learn skills and techniques that apply to all 3D workflows.

Simple yet powerful

Dec 01, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Even though blender does not provide a huge number of features & tools you still can do most of your work without a problem using it. You can make amazing logos very easily with this software. Also, it does not require a lot of space in your hard disk like other similar software in the market.

Cons: There is nothing wrong with this software. It is simple yet powerful.

Overall: I use Blender to make my logos and they always turn out eye catchy. Blender has a good color platte and its features are very easy to use.

Great Software for Free

Nov 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to use for beginners and also pretty powerful for professionals. I use blender almost every day and will continue to use it although I have other professional 3d modelling software. Also you can't be it being completely free.

Cons: Customer support can sometimes be a bit difficult to get to or hear from. Some aspects are not as developed or as easy as other software.

Overall: I use it every day both professionally and personally, it has a great and easy learning curve and is pretty powerful.

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3d modeling for "everyone"

Dec 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: The word "everyone" on the title goes here and also in cons, but in here is because is free, you have a powerful 3d modeling tool without spending tons on money on expensive software.

Another thing that is really good, is that the community is really big, so finding tutorials, help and courses for it is not a hard task to do.

Cons: The word "everyone" is written with quotation marks because actually is not really for everyone, it can be a hard tool compared to other premium software; so mastering it can be the real deal in here, if you surpass the threshold then you are on the other side, with the experts, but if not, then it can get super hard (and stressful).

Overall: As a game developer, 3d modeling is a daily thing,, so we use blender for creating models in a recurrent basis. One more thing is that the models are compatible directly with Unity (our main tool for work), so that is a win.

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Surprising 3d modeler can professional capabilities

Nov 25, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is very light, just like the projects carried out in the software are very light files, it has an efficient amount of tools for the modeling of complex shapes and it allows you to use graphical drawing tablets which makes the work of 3d modeling more efficient, the tools for To realize the animations are very powerful and they are very well achieved to obtain results of a surprising quality.

Cons: It requires a lot of preparation time to be able to learn to model correctly, the timeline of animations has generated some confusion during the animation process, the built-in render engine is very basic, for that reason you should install another complementary one with higher quality of Realism if you are looking for professional results.

Overall: It is very important to design, especially complex forms that are always useful in the area of design, being a free software allows me to have it on several computers and it is also very useful to share information with developers to improve the product .

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The absolute best option for professional level, 3D modeling and animation available

Jul 09, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The price, of course, is the best part. You can do realistic, highly detailed work without spending a penny - something that is amazing considering the price of other professional software that's available for this sort of thing.

If you're dedicated, this is all you will need for a wide variety of projects.

Cons: The learning curve. Relative to other options - it's not terribly complicated by any means. But the fact is - any 3D modeling software with this type of flexibility is going to be very time consuming to learn, and unfortunately, Blender is absolutely no exception to that rule.

For example: when first learning Blender (and 3D modeling in general), I took several hours to look at various tutorials and practice a little bit. I successfully made a polygonal palm tree and a coconut with eyeballs. It was super simple looking (albeit aesthetically pleasing), but took many an hour. It took far less time to forget how I accomplished all of that when I took a hiatus from Blender.

Overall: - A free option for 3D modeling

- 3D animation capabilities

- Good practice for other software that I also use

- Good means of visualizing projects

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3-d modeling and animation with ease.

Oct 21, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: - Blender is one of the best tools i have ever discovered which comprises of both incredible render engine and 3-d modeling.Blender can be used for both modeling or using your premade 3-d models to simulate and animate in real time.I have been using blender for many purposes including animation and modeling for characters for my character designs or for using characters in my games. It is an all round tool for 3-d modeling and animation needs.THe icing on the cake is "It's a freeware" and so small in size that you dont need an expensive professional setup to fullfill your creative hunger.

Cons: It has very slow viewport rendering system and makes your work very tedious as you have to wait for realtime changes on your design. It mostly happens when the scene is high-poly scene. Also it has very intuitive layering system to work with.

Overall: Easy to use workflow and 3-d modeling with such simple interface makes time effective work.

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It's great because it's free

Mar 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Great software, with a lot of features and functionality, let's you go beyond limits in model creation and of course it's free of use.

Cons: It's extremely complex and difficult to use, you will have to go over dozens of tutorials before you really start getting the hang of it. There is better softwares, but this ones offer all its functions and keeps the price at 0 so it's great.

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The best free 3d software

Dec 12, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Everything about blender is awesome, especially now that the 2.8's been released. It's free and open source and lets you do pretty much anything you'd ever want.

My top blender features are:

Eevee

Modeling

Animation

Sculpting (in 2.8)

Grease-pencil

Compositing

Cons: I don't really have anything negative to say about this software and you'll hear this sentiment from every blender user there is. Just try and find out for yourself.

Overall: I work as a 3d/vfx freelance artist and blender is one of the softwares I use heavily throughout my projects.

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A complete software for 3d modeling, incredibly efficient.

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The 3d modeling tools are very complete, you can achieve really surprising and professional results for renders, animation and special effects, it is free and also allows you to import models from other softwares which makes it really efficient to design, it has a great variety of tools and options to carry out very complete virtual projects.

Cons: The interface is not friendly at all, it will take you a long time to achieve the proper management of your commands, start modeling complex forms requires time, dedication, research and passion for optimal results, there are so many options and commands that it is difficult to understand all the possibilities existing in the software.

Overall: It is very useful to model furniture with really complex shapes, the result of animation and render with the right materials offer a very professional and realistic appearance to promote the generated designs.

I've used it when i worked for a game developing company, modelling organic creatures

Mar 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I like the most that it has huge set of functionalities and features, and they are getting updated constantly, also what i like the most its that it has integration for exporting the models in a number of formats, because some of others apps that i used before for modelling they didn't.

Cons: I really don't like that i cant customise my workbench, i cant drag and drop where ever i want the tools i need, which is a thing that i most commonly use and utilise, other than that everything is spot on.

Is free. There are many easy to follow tutorials. We do not need a great processor for simple things

Mar 12, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is multi platform. There is a native version for each of the main operating systems. Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It works excellent on all 3 platforms and you do not depend on the system. Very light. It is a feature that has been lost in the "monstrous" programs of today. Above all it has increased in the top 3d programs for Autodesk production. With a simple internet connection you have access to Blender before.

Blender is also digital sculpture. Blender despite its small size includes the ability of digital sculpture with comparable results to commercial packages such as Zbrush or Mudbox.

Cons: It does not use all computer processors by default. Sometimes you have problems with polygons with more than 4 sides. It does not have a source of income to hire specialized developers. You can do the same in many programs although this is the best known.

Overall: blender has many advanced features, such as modeling tools based on modifiers, powerful character animation tools, node-based material

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Unbelievably powerful and incredibly unintuitive

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
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1 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I've never once come across a task that I couldn't do in blender. From fluid dynamics, engineering, animation and even film production. It is by far the most exceptional peice of free software I have ever used.

Cons: The complete lack of tool-tips makes teaching yourself how to use the tools almost impossible. If you aren't sure what changing a parameter will do then just trying it is very unlikely to tell you. More thorough documentation would make a world of difference.

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Best Free 3D Modeling Solution

Oct 22, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's free! Completely free and fully powered. We've been able to use this for modeling and texturing in our 3D games.

Cons: The right click interface choice would be our biggest gripe. It's easily changeable in settings to match your current habits of left clicking if you're inclined so it's not a deal breaker at all.

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Best Place to Start

Oct 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is really rich in features.. you can almost do anything once you are familiar with it. eevee and cycles can give production quality outputs. with a great community and lots of tutorials.. blender can be easily mastered. most of all.. it's free and always will be !

Cons: The interface is bit complicated for beginners..also it takes time to get familiar with the keypad controls and shortcuts. cycles has some noise problem especially when doing interior scenes

Overall: Blender is a really good place to start. with enough effort anyone can learn blender. I use blender for architectural visualization and as a hobby. compared to other software and renderers blender is a bit hard to use.. but it's worth it.

Blender is a 3D modeling app, that's surprisingly powerful

Dec 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is useful - really useful. 3D modeling comes in handy when you have a free source of it laying around. Blender has a lot of features as well - perspective changing with a hotkey, render controls beyond standard programs, and even an inbuilt video editor to tie it all together.

Cons: Really, the only issue with Blender I can really see is the optimization. Some computers that can't run heavier programs may have issues rendering designs and other problems around the app. Usually, if the render is shorter than 10 minutes, or smaller than 250-300 units in size, rendering should not be a problem!

Overall: Blender has potential to be a good competitor in 2 markets - the video editing market and the 3D modeling category. Over here, some of our employees use the video editor function to put together ads, and since those don't run more than 30-40 seconds, this is not a problem for the computers we have.

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You can't beat the price (free) especially when it comes with so many powerful tools for 3D modeling

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is comparible to some of the best paid softwares out there, for my uses which is mainly motion graphics and visual effects, I can't believe what it comes with in terms of tools.

Blender is definitely an industry standard, they used this free program for Captain America: Winter Solider so at least you know you're not just using some spit and glue program. It is a full fledged 3D modeling solution.

Cons: As with every program there is a learning curve and where some of the bigger company's with the expensive price tags can afford to invest in the best of the best UI improvements and plugins, Blender always felt less use friendly in some regards.

Overall: My main benefit was the ability to improve my 3D modeling skills without having to drop an entire paycheque into a program I may never use or may never earn anything from. It's a great way to get started as the cost is free.

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Love at third sight...

Dec 14, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its functionality and features. You can't beat the price. For an open source software it is one of the single most versatile program on the market.

Cons: The learning curve is steep. I remember spending hours trying to accomplish a task only to find a tool later that would have made my life 100 times easier.

Overall: At first, I was apprehensive. I didn't expect the software to be as powerful as it turned out. Eventually , the more and more I used it, the better and better it got.

Easy to learn the basics and create a fast workflow

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software is packed with the same or similar features that a professional 3D modeling software that could cost a month has. The hotkeys make workflow fast and clicks minimal. There are also endless resources and tutorials available online by blender themselves or other people who have worked with it.

Cons: The UI can be improved because some parts look outdated or cluttered. The material nodes can also be improved when users have to connect the nodes. It can also be confusing for beginners because the program doesn't tell you what features do what unless you go to the manual.

Steep Learning Curve but All the Tools Needed for 3D Design

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Steep learning curve aside, Blender is a full suite of modeling, rigging, rendering package of tools for the 3D space. Plus, the few tutorials I've gotten through turn out beautifully once all the steps have implemented properly... something I constantly work on. As Blender is free, it really can't be beat.

Cons: Whether you have begun 3D modeling and design using Blender, or have simply looked into the program, more than likely, you are familiar with the steep learning curve of Blender. Even after watching tutorials online, I still have to continually re-watch and often review these "how-to's" to be able to tackle my first few projects. Thankfully, the Blender community is wide and diverse and many recognize the program to be difficult to master.

Overall: While getting started and becoming familiar with the program and its abilities may take some time, it can be argued that it matches other expensive programs like 3DS Max in terms of end-product quality. Plus, it's free!

Multiplatform app, free and with a really small size compared to other 3D packages. Excellent

Apr 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Integrated 3D game engine, with a logical brick system. For more control programming in Python language is used.

Dynamic simulations for softbodies, particles and fluids.

Stackable modifiers, for the application of non-destructive transformation on meshes.

System of static particles to simulate hair and coats, to which new properties have been added among shaders options to achieve realistic textures.

Multiplatform, free and with a really small size of origin compared to other 3D packages, depending on the operating system in which it is executed.

Capacity for a wide variety of geometric primitives, including curves, polygonal meshes, voids, NURBS, metaballs.

Cons: It is limited to the number of processors of the computer, we would have to configure

You can do the same in many programs, there are many programs equal to blender, but this is a good option

Great for 3D modeling and animation and also very good for video editing

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Where to begin? I used Blender for a long time learning to model and create animations for my videos and had a lot of fun doing it and I thought that was it. Then a few months ago a friend showed me how he uses Blender to edit videos. I really like that functionality where I can create a 3D intro and then put the video together all in the same program.

Cons: Blender is very difficult to master. I have been using it over 3 years, and it took me most of that time just to learn to do minor animations and rendering.

Overall: I use it for creating 3D intros to my videos mostly but this software is very powerful and can also be used as a video editor.

Incredible Value

Nov 27, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It's a really powerful at polygonal modeling, incredible at rendering and animating, capable at texture painting and sculpting. Infinite customisability with add ons and scripts. The fact that you can get all of this for free is simply unbelievable. Also it is very light and can be used as a portable program, and is always being updated with new features.

Cons: The UI can be really scary for beginners, and there is a huge learning curve for each feature. Can crash in unfortunate times.

Overall: Its an incredible tool made by awesome people. Keeps getting better every year.

Blender has been a learning experience, it is at times challenging to figure out, but it's worth it.

May 11, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The possibilities in Blender are immense. You can do animation, physics simulations, and detailed renderings. And there is a user base that is extremely helpful to anyone who needs some guidance on how to use the software. There is also a huge amount of add-ons that can be easily installed to allow even further exploration into the world of Blender.

Cons: The only major drawback to blender is the ease of use. It is a fairly complex software and has many uses, but it hasn't been completely streamlined yet and can take lots of time to figure out.

Great software for new and experienced 3d animition creators.

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: When I first heard there was an open source 3d animation package, I didn't expect much, but when I found out it was not only cross platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) and very full featured...I was extremely surprised. I was even more pleasantly surprised when I started using it. It does everything, and competes with products that are regarded very highly. Modeling is easy to pickup, so is texturing, lighting, basic animating, etc. Great tool to have, no reason not to!

Cons: Getting started is a little cumbersome. If you are Mac user, you will want to purchase a proper 3 button mouse, as the Magic and Mighty Mouse work, but not well. Some quirks take getting used to, but that's just the initial "break-in" period.

Great for 3D modeling

Aug 09, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is great for everyone- pro artist and the ones just getting into animation and 3D modeling. It offers a lot of functionalities and you can really get your creativity going.

Cons: It has quite the steep learning curve, but once that's out of the way Blender is so easy to use and the results are satisfying

The Best Free 3D Modeler Out There

Oct 09, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love how this software is free. This makes so just about any person can get into 3d modeling and learn it. They're are many ways to learn this software and a lot of them are within the software itself. I like how many options that you have. I have used a ton of different 3d modelers and this is the one I always come back to.

Cons: I don't like how hard this software is to use for a beginner. When I tried to have my class use it they were all lost and it took us a very long time to do simple tasks. It would be nice if they could make the UI look a little nicer as well.

Overall: Honestly pretty good. It was a blast to use in our class and once the students learned it they loved it.

Blender the Free 3D animation software

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I'm only just learning Blender but thank God there is a lot of support online teaching me how to use it.

Blender is a great tool not because it's free but its very powerful for what it does and it performs well when compared with other commercial applications.

I'm using blender on my Celeron powered laptop and it works smoothly

Blender is easy to use, a few years ago I tried teaching myself 3d animation and gave up until I found Blender

There are lots of free plugins that you can use with Blender

I haven't used this features yet, however I understand Blender can be used to edit videos

Cons: The interface can be intimidating, especially when you are a newbie

Overall: Blender is intimidating when you look at the landscape however as you become familiar with it you will realize how easy it is to use. I'm still learning but the journey is made easy with the online resources thats available for anyone who wants to learn Blender.

I think Blender is a great tool for both the professional and the beginner. The beginner can learn all the skills needed to become a 3D pro or like me learn just enough to create great and engaging content to promote my products, and because it only cost my time, energy and creativity its well worth the effort.

Best and Easy to use for 3D graphics

Apr 28, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Blender provides plethoras of features like High-End 3D modeling development, Rendering of graphics, Video editing to add an intro, Camera and object motion tracking.

Cons: Sometimes blender got crashed while doing multi-tasking, lack of speed performance issues on low-end hardware.

Overall: 3D model development.

Great 3d modelling Software!

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is the best you can get for absolutely no money! It keeps up with the bigger modelers out there for nothing at all.

Cons: For beginners it can be convoluted at first and at times certain functionality can seem a little clunky, but overall a good product!

Overall: Its a strong well made software for absolutely free!

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Blender is a very good software for 3D design

May 05, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a very good software for beginners that need learn 3D design, and don't require much space in the processor of the a PC.

And like extra It have a internal game engine and many tutorials on how to use this software on web

Cons: The disadvantages are that it is a little more complicated than other 3D software and not use polygons with more than 4 sides

Overall: Excellent software that helped me to learn 3D design because have many tools easy to use for beginners. I recommend for all students in graphic design to use this software for start in 3D world.

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A powerful program which can be used for a variety of applications

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
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Pros: It is open-source and most jobs related to 3D animation and modelling can be done within the software, including 3D modelling, video editing, animation and even game developing. In addition, once the user knows what to do, the many keyboard shortcuts and menus enable work to be streamlined and rapid

Cons: There is a huge learning curve when beginning to use the software, however watching YouTube videos can help hugely

Overall: We use Blender to create 3D models and environments for some of our games. We also use it to create animations. Blender has been very useful, and once the users know what they are doing by watching YouTube tutorials, is very fast to operate.

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Best free software for 3d modelling.

Oct 31, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Probably the best free tool for 3d modeling and animations. The community is very huge and there are tons of tutorials to get you started. Almost any doubt you may have is already answered somewhere and you can find answers easily if you use the forums.

Cons: The UI could've been better...everything looks scary at the beginning but it may be improved soon.

Overall: I used it to produce short animations and it was amazing. It's free and easy to use after a small learning curve.

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Blender , open source artisan 3d software.

Sep 29, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Once you've understood the mentality of the software, you can create everything related to 3d.

Cons: The learning curve is long. Its working interface is a little bit complex. As a result of that the newbies have always difficulties with getting used to the software.

Overall: I've started to learn Blender on Udemy. After getting used to its interface and mouse controls, it became a joyful experience. Blender has all 3d cad functionality: Rendering, sculpting, animation, drawing, modelling etc. Blender has a vast user community which is very handy for a beginner. You can find every Blender related questions' answer in the society. Blender's a free software which is unbelievable such a great product.

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3d modeling in a professional and technical way.

Jan 26, 2019
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: He is trained to model complex shapes and create 3d models with a very professional appearance, special effects and animation tools meet the demands of high levels of graphic development and the work interface is very complete having a variety of options and commands to develop the model as you expect.

Cons: It does not have an open library or a library of add-ons and external developer outsourcing to improve the capabilities and performance that could make the tools available more efficient and easier to handle.

Overall: It is advisable to take a prudent learning time to implement it correctly, on the web you can find a lot of information, forums and tutorials to introduce yourself in the development of 3d models with this software that is very complete and offers positive results.

Amazing 3D creation free tool that can do almost anything, even video editing

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I use it for desingning 3D texts, models and personal stuff, but it's so powerful that I think that almost anything can be done. It's like the old 3D Studio that I used to use in school but easier and more powerful. There are so many tutorials on forums and Youtube. It's so easy to port it to Unity. Just amazing.

Cons: I did not find anything really bad. May be it has a hard learning curve, but it's worth the time and the effort.

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Best open source 3D modeling software ever

Dec 27, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I was searching for a free 3D modeling software for a small 3D modeling project and I found the Blender and it was so amazing that it has almost all features I wanted so I can specifically list down most attractive features on Blender

-It's free and open source

-It's supports many export formats

-Supported GPU rendering

-Constantly Software updates

-Support forum and community so good and useful

-Awesome hot-key workflow - full control with keyboard

Cons: I didn't get any serious problems with blender because I used it for small 3D modeling projects. I got small problems with User interface, sometimes the buttons scattered all over the screen and messed up other than it was a good software for me until now.

Overall: My overall experience with Blender is amazing because it a free and open source software and it has all the features I wanted. I used blender in my PC it's not a high end PC but blender works well and smooth the performance are outstanding. I really love Blender.

The best free 3D graphics software

Dec 29, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is relatively easy to use and has lots of tutorial videos on the Internet.

It has lots of useful features.

It is actively maintained.

It is free!

Cons: Sometimes is can be very frustrating for beginners.

Overall: I started learning Blender in order to make a computer game. It has a long learning curve, but I managed to find very good tutorial videos on YouTube and in a month time I did descent work. I keep using it for personal use, admitting that there are others who are more skilled. I consider it to be the best 3D graphics software + it is free.

3D models for everyone

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The fact that this is free makes it so good, it's powerful and potent to any other 3D modeling software out there.

If they don't have what you need, just go look for an add on that does the job! Expandable.

Cons: There's not much that I do not like about blender. Maybe there's few small points where I could've hoped for better information but that's it.

Overall: I love blender. Yes, there are better software for this line of work but this one is free! Use it.

Blender

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like that this software is free and you can do some incredible drawings with it that can compete directly with 3DS Max, Rhyno and other heavy hitting rendering softwares.

Cons: I think that the interface is extremely daunting at first, there are buttons everywhere and it's overwhelming at first. They recently re-made the entire interface on the new version and seems more intuitive but now must re-learn how everything works.

Overall: I think Blender is a very good software for rendering and is completely free which is great. There are tons of forums and people available to help and answer questions. Overall I think it's a great software

Absolutely recommend it to 3D animators!

Jan 31, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: - A lot of functions from basic to advanced

- Optimized for various systems, you don't need a high-end graphic card to use it

- There's a huge community providing instant support

- The interface is exactly the same across operating systems, the same everytime you open it.

Cons: The render time needs to be improved and it should take more advantages of multiple cores while operating.

Best Application for designing 3d models

Oct 18, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I use this application for making 3d objects for my projects and it provides plenty of customization. I like the features related to rendering and applying colors and skin. It has plenty of options to choose from.

Cons: The options are a bit cluttered even though it contains all the options which are needed. The application UI could have been more simplfied.

Overall: I use Blender on daily basis for my projects and find it quite useful.

A high quality 3d modeling software where you can also create videogames and is totally free

Jun 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Create 3d models with a good level of detail very, VERY quickly

The software can be customized with the addition of plugins to extend even more its capabilities

Works on many operating system (Windows, Osx, Gnu / Linux )

Runs well even on low performance computers

Cons: The interface its not very intuitive, some functions are hard to find

Hard to manage when working with a large number of animations

Overall: Blender, is a software with a very wide capacity, I have it used to model and animate in 3D all kinds of elements, from text to animated characters, it is simple and works very well, and very fast

Blender is excellent free tool with a lot to offer!

Jun 30, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Major thing is it's free. the interface is a little challenging, but once you know your way around and are familiar with the tools it's a straight breeze. You can create professional 3d models ready for production. I used for making assets.

Cons: Like I said in the Pros section, as a beginner using the software, it was very challenging. However there are thousands of tutorials on the web to get you going.

Blender is a powerful 3D modelling tool

Jan 12, 2018
4/5
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2 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is FREE!! For persons new to 3D modelling it is really the most accessible tool to use and learn.

In addition to that, it has so many powerful features: object creation, refinement, manipulation, rendering and animation.

Cons: As a beginner to object modelling, Blender has a very steep learning curve. It took me some time to navigate through the software and to learn it. However, there were tutorials that helped me to overcome this barrier.

Overall: Blender is free, so the financial benefit from using this software was that I learned 3D modeling without paying any money for a commercial tool.

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Great software once you know how to use it

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Have a ton of characteristics and functionality, you can control all aspects of a 3d model and animations

Is open source so there is a lot of tutorials and support from the community

Cons: Is very complicated to use if you are new on 3d modeling , for some people with previous experience in other tools is a no brainer but if this is your first step into the 3d world

It uses a lot the keyboard and that for some persons is ok but not for everyone

Overall: I use it to model basic objects that i need printed in 3d , nothing to complex, also y use it in the past for animation

In one word I describe this application: Wonderful!

May 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is a free software application.

I can download many easy-to-follow tutorials and manuals.

You do not need a large processor for simple things.

You have many options to take the objects and mold it

Cons: It has everything I need for my 3D object modeling jobs, so I have nothing against it to say because it seems like a fantastic app.

It's a fantastical 3D software. My favorite. Powerful and light.

Jun 12, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender offers you so many options when you want to do 3D and 2D design. It's really light so you can use in almost all pcs and let you completely configurate the Hud.

Cons: I don't like the first impression the software gives you. Look really complex when you open it the first time.

Overall: I got many experiencie using it for no money. I learnt how to make realistic 3D models thank to it. I really recommend.

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Professional Animation software for professionals.

Feb 16, 2019
4/5
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1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Blender has thousands of ways to make 3D animations better. Those proficient in 3D animation will benefit from the thousands of tools and features blender seamlessly integrates into its platform.

Cons: This is a professional software, and as such will not be useful to someone who is just a beginner. This product takes years to master. Sidebar options could be more cohesive with the pen options.

Fell in love with this software a long ago, and I'm still loving it!

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: This is a truly remarkable piece of software that will make you fall in love with computer graphics and 3D modeling. It is on par with commercial products and, if you learn to use it well, it will yield incredible results.

Cons: It is undoubtedly a very complex software to use and the user interface sometimes is not easy to deal with, but that's in the nature of this sort of platforms.

Blender is an easy to pick up, but difficult to master 3D rendering program

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: There's a lot of variety and options for the things that you can do with Blender. I've created many 3D models and assets that can be easily translatable to other works. Your options for creativity seem endless, and everything from color, to shape and size can be modifiable. It's a good value for the money

Cons: It can be very hard to master what you do in Blender alone. Many times you should just simply go to YouTube or other video sites for tutorials to find out creative ideas and what to do. There's simply such a large variety of options that it can be a bit overwhelming, but the possibilities being endless is not a bad thing by any means.

Overall: The ability to create and manipulate 3D models for either video or photo making, and much more. It improved my experience greatly with this type of software, and I would say I feel much more confident in developing and creating various models.

Professional-Grade, Free, 3D Modeling and Animation

Oct 09, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: - Free

- Open Source

- Great Sculpting Tools

- Fresh new interface! (With Blender 2.8)

Cons: - Hot-key-focused navigation makes for steep learning curve

- Right-click-to-select is unintuitive

Overall: Blender has always been a less respected alternative to more industry-standard tools like 3DSMax and Maya, but it has come so far! Blender 2.79's features can go toe-to-toe with any of the big names, and now, with Blender 2.8 on the horizon, its user interface and rendering engine can too. If you've passed on Blender in the past, I highly recommend taking a second look now.

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Use Blender on and off for Modeling and Animation

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
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2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is Free! Blender has an amazing feature set as well as great plugin support. The Blender community is huge.

Cons: Blender has a very steep learning curve. Anyone coming from a traditional 3D or CAD background will find it very different.

Overall: Blender is very powerful. I recommend it to everyone with the caveat that they have to put in the time to learn it.

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The small and free 3d tool blender

Nov 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Blender came in a world where the 3d tool where expensive and hugeeeeee over 2 GBs.So a functional enviroment that weigth lower than 30 mbs and let you do almost the same stuffs is amazing .

Cons: The downside is the learn curve but once you git the idea it works like a charm even the initial configuration change the paradigm with clicking with rigth button but this can be easy setup!!

Overall: I think is an excelent tool if you are not capable or rewarding spending for otger tools this a great solution and let you introduce yourself in the 3D world

The Best Way to Learn Modelling

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is not only my go to software for beginners looking to learn 3D Modelling, it's my favorite software in this space in general. It's extremely easy to use, there are infinite resources to help you get started, and it's completely free and open source.

Cons: The largest issue that I could mention would the inability to purchase support the way that you can for other paid options. That being said, the community is great which heavily mitigates this con.

Overall: I've used Blender for everything from modelling to animating and rendering. The stock experience is outstanding, and the community support via plugins and such is second to none. Working with Blender is a pleasure and I come back to it time after time.

Blender is just the best

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: "Value for Money" - It's free!

"Overall Quality" - Perfect. A professional FREE tool with enormous amount of tools that can create complex 3D objects and animations.

"Ease of Use" - Blender has a beautiful design. Everything is systematized in panes and it's very convenient.You can freely customize your workspace to fit your needs.

"Features & Functionality" - You can basically do everything with Blender. Many tools, options and properties suitable for any large project.

Cons: Blender is exteremely detailed software with ton of features and functionality that need quite some time to master.

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Video editing using Blendercis the best

Sep 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: There are many features in this software. some of them are

--This software mostly use for video editing.

--Not only for that we can use this for simulation , modeling , sculpting like wise.

--we also can create motion graphics.

--3D animation capabilities .

--good practice for all beginners.

--we can use this software for advance or professional works.

I think this is the most powerful open source 3D-graphics software.Because this one has lot of tools to edit videos. that is why I said this is the best. we can edit any video using those tools.

And I think Blender is a best starting point for any other artist to learn 3D animation and graphics.

And this is very useful any type visual companies , small or large companies. Because this is very easy to use and this is very user-friendly.

Cons: I think there is no failure options or tools in this.

Overall: I love this application very much. Because no cost for this. that is why I love Blender so much.

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This software has been really excellent, it is very powerful with a lot of 3d modeling capacity.

Jun 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is a free tool, which also allows you to use different tools including the software, in addition to 3d modeling allows you to edit video and other very useful tools, the software weighs little and also after taking the time to learn it ends up being much more efficient that other platforms, allow you to review for possible improvements of the program and are relamente taken into account.

Cons: Although it seems to me that it is an excellent program, it has certain shortcomings with respect to other paid programs of the same 3d modeling line, it is a complex software in which it takes a lot of time to be able to use it optimally, you must invest more time to Modeling complex forms since the tools for this are less efficient than those of other platforms.

In the beginning, the process of learning and modeling will be tedious.

Overall: The benefit is wide, costs and utility very efficient to use it in the area of architectural animation, the render engine is excellent and the results surprising.

Blender is a great feature-rich application

Jan 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a great software solution that can be used for 3D modelling and animation in game development. It as a great video editing feature which I found myself using a lot. one of the bonus is that the solution is free and open source, and files can be exported to a variety of formats.

Cons: Hardly anything to complain about with Blender. One thing I can say, if your workstation specs are not up to standard, you may experience lagging using this software. Another thing of note I have heard others say, if you are engineering-inclined, the learning curve might be quite steep.

Overall: Editing videos and creating great 3D graphics.

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Blender is Fun, and extremly creative. just make sure you have a descent computer to run it.

Jul 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Very awesome software. you can do pretty much anything here. The only limit is your talent. There are tons of things to do with blender so get creating.

Cons: The only con here is you will find out where your limits are. but other than that. No cons at all. great piece of software.

Overall: Create whatever you want.

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3d? Yes, please? A very intuitive and free open source extravaganza!

Dec 19, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is a free 3D program and it's robust and powerful. I've used Rhino, 3d Studio Max and Blender is a nice blend of all 3D programs! Plus it's 1000% cheaper! It has great rigging tools and it's got a fairly intuitive interface.

Cons: It could be faster and it gets a little clunky, but most 3D software is a memory usage hog, and you have to be using the equivalent of a super computer to get most 3D software to operate without hiccups or lags.

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Steep Learning Curve but Movie Endings

Jul 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Wow. For a free 3D design and animation software package, Blender is incredible. Even after years of on and off learning and playing with this program, the features are able to create impeccable renders. As the freemium version of Maya or 3DS Max, Blender combines all the main features you come to expect in a software like this that produce realistic - or unbelievable - digital assets.

Cons: As I can expect many other to admit, there is a very steep learning curve with Blender. Even after hours of follow along videos and practice over numerous weeks, I still have not been able to remember all the basic keyboard shortcuts as there several options using similar keyboard shortcuts with one or two key differences. Also, while user error is probably more than half of this nitpick, sometimes specifically defining points or portions of an asset you want to select simply do not occur as you would expect.

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Easy to use for the non-professional animator

Jan 16, 2019
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Its free and easy to use for a beginner animator. Blender has a simple layout it's so easy to figure it out what each button do. Blender has a big users audience around the globe so it's easy to search animation tutorials using Blender.

Cons: some time its laggy for low spec pc that has less than 2gb RAM

Overall: Blender becomes useful for the animation project that requires less amount of budget because of its free but powerful tool.

amazing application dedicated to modeling, animation and creation of three-dimensional graphics

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is perfect for independent artists, small companies or that have little capital.

It is compatible with Linux, Windows, Mac OS X,, Solaris, IRIX and FreeBSD.

It uses very little space on the disk.

It loads incredibly fast

It has an internal Games engine.

It has a built-in composer of texture images and post production.

Cons: It does not use all computer processors by default.

It does not work correctly with polygons with more than 4 sides.

It does not have a source of income for specialized trade.

the best free 3d modelling software

Oct 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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3 / 5
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Pros: I like that blender is free, with a great community that supported my learning while trying to model 3d objects and explore motion capture animation. blender has all the professional standards in the 3d industry and you don't need any additional tools asides it.

Cons: Its such a complex and professional tool that I wish it had some internal help or tutorials to help me in my early stages.

Overall: totally worth learning if you are into 3D or gaming, its super powerful and works with other softwares such as unity or others. I found it friendlier than others

excellent free software program, which has a rendering system just like many prestigious programs...

Jun 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: excellent free software program, which has a rendering system just like many prestigious programs...

Cons: that requires a lot of processor and video card to be able to create projects, the rest is an excellent program

3D Artist Necessity

Jan 06, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It's free and powerful. It does everything I need it to for making and modifying 3D models for our games.

Cons: It has a learning curve because it deviates from the standard convention that other programs do.

As an animator/editor for a e-learning site, I use Blender and review courses that teach it.

Jan 17, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Never in my life would I have imagined a piece of of software as powerful as Blender being offered for free. Given the breadth of its tool set, it's almost comedic that others in the beginner/intermediate stages of their education (or career) would even consider using a different 3D package.

From modeling, to rigging, to animation, to rendering (and much more), Blender is a one stop shop for nearly all of your 3D art/game development/visual effects needs.

Cons: After years of using other 3D packages, I can tell a slight difference in the user friendliness of certain tools, but this feedback pales in comparison to what is being offered and the accessibility of learning resources for their tools.

Blender is a fantastic free tool for a range of 3D needs

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's free, it's feature rich and easy to use once you dedicate some time to get into it. It works perfectly in a game development asset pipeline for major engines like Unity and Unreal. The tiny team are dedicated to major feature and stability updates, while expensive competitors are bloating software.

Cons: The heavily adjustable UI can sometimes be annoying to restore if you accidentally use a hotkey and hide something you didn't intended to. There is no real official support as it's a free product, though the community is active and supportive.

Multiplatform, free and with a really small size of origin compared to other 3D packages, the best.

Mar 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is perfect for independent artists, small companies or that have little capital.

It is compatible with Linux, Windows, Mac OS X and others.

It can be programmed in Python, a powerful language not so complex to understand.

Cons: Being a free software does not have a way to perceive income specialized developers in the areas in which it has weaknesses.

It is complicated to try to make the application use all the processors at the same time

When you have polygons greater than 4 sides sometimes it fails

Capterra loader

Modeling and animation to falling in love.

Aug 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Well as a foster of open source and indie games, I think this is the very best software for a noob with some knowledge.

With its great community is easy to solve any problem you can have on the road of making a game.

The best of Blender is its modeling, texturing and animation features.

Blender certainly is one of the best modeling and animation tool.

You don't need to be a coding expert to make a video game.

Cons: It has several limitations.

it doesn't has the best game engine, it could be improved.

Overall: I work on a few video game projects.

Perfect for on the go designs

Mar 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the fact that you dont have to be an expert or super creative to work on this software. Also the fact that you can get it for free is not bad either.

Blender Is a great Tool for Modeling and animation!!!

Nov 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Its the best free software for Modeling and 3D Animation!!

It's easy to use and have so many tools and features!!

Cons: I've been using blender or a little over a year now and no real cons that i can think about.

Overall: My experience has been Great!! I use Blender for quick simple projects mostly mobile animations or for video game animations. Its my Go-to for modeling.

Capterra loader

Amazing open source product that keeps getting better!

Feb 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: -its free!

-open source meaning the community keeps improoving the product

-able to do all the major features of other 3D applications (modeling rendering animation ect)

-able to create custom tools and scripts

-Able to use for game creation and modding

-ITS FREE

Cons: -there are bugs and flaws like any 3D software but its really hard to complain given the cost

-rendering features out of the box could be improved upon.

-some of the menus can be hard to find

Overall: Its free and open source with features and updates being added regularly

Capterra loader

One of the best 3D rendering softwares available.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Most likely the fact that it's free. Other programs like Cinema4D cost quite a bit of money. Also, Blender has all if not more features of Cinema4D

Cons: Probably the optimization. Blender requires high end hardware to run, and it can really take a toll on lower end systems and laptops. Sometimes, even my I7 and 1070 have stutters and hiccups randomly.

Overall: Being able to use this as a starting editing software was a GODSEND for me and my youtube channel. Editing the first videos on my channel were a bit difficult in windows movie maker seeing as it is no longer supported.

Open Source 3D Designing Tool

Sep 05, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Blender is the most used open source 3D designing tool. It does everything from modeling, texturing, painting, sculpting. There are the features rarely found in free to use tools. You can export you designs in multiple formats, so that you can complete reuse your work.

Cons: Only Recommended for small animation, if you are planning to use say around 30 animation, it could might give you a pain in the head.

Overall: We do 3D modelling and texturing for creating artifacts for our various projects.